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CAIR-NY, Muslim Lawyers to Co-Sponsor Fordham Civil Rights Panel

(NEW YORK, NY, 4/23/08) – On Friday, April 25, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), in conjunction with the Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL), will co-host a panel discussion entitled “Justice in Motion” at Fordham Law School.

The panel discussion is designed to inform community members about civil liberty issues affecting Muslim Americans with a particular emphasis on frivolous and defamatory lawsuits, religious profiling and citizenship delays.

WHAT: Justice in Motion

WHEN: Friday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fordham Law School, Room 203, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY

WHO: Bitta Mostofi, Esq., Board Member of CAIR-NY; Omar Mohammedi, Esq., President of AMAL & Attorney for the Six Imams case; Joshua Dratel, Esq., Defense Attorney for the Holy Land Foundation case; Khalil Meek, President & Founder of the Muslim Legal Fund of America

Admission is free. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at:

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212.870.2002, 732.429.4268, E-Mail:; CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212.870.2002, 718.7243041, E-Mail:


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